I'm honored to share the news that Uncanny Magazine has reprinted my short story "Ghost Town" in their latest issue, available now online alongside stories by N. K. Jemisin, Catherynne M. Valente, and Delia Sherman. You can buy the complete issue from Uncanny Magazine, and you can read "Ghost Town" right now for free.
"Ghost Town" is set in a fictional Colorado town on Halloween night, and it takes place backwards. The main character is a snarky queer teen girl who has the chance the spend the night ghost-hunting with a cute girl. Things don’t go quite as planned.
This story was originally published in the Defy the Dark anthology in 2013. When I reread it recently to prepare for the Uncanny reprinting, I was surprised to see that “Ghost Town” was apparently an early prototype for the voice in A Line in the Dark. And a character that is mentioned in “Ghost Town” has now been fleshed out in Line. It’s so interesting when these things happen. Characters and voices apparently lurk in my imagination for years in advance.
If you haven’t read “Ghost Town” before, now’s your chance! Hope you enjoy it.